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Old 01-27-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
vher
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Question driver for asus motherboard


help i need someone who can help me.. i tried to find the driver in google but i cant find any.

product : ASUS
model : A7S266-VM / LAN

the board has already a built in video, sound and lan and im trying to find a driver for each so can someone help me where can i download this files

thank you
 
Old 01-27-2003, 09:41 AM   #2
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A board that old, I think all three are built into the kernel, most drivers are not external, some are provided by manufacturers.... but very very few.

What are the three actual components, that board had a long run, Asus might have swapped some chipsets around for the built in optional peripheral stuff. If you already installed, "/sbin/lspci" and post what you've got.

Cheers,

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Old 01-27-2003, 11:11 AM   #3
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first and for most the board is not old it is a new version actually thats why i cant find any driver from RH8 CD. am i going to ask someone here if the RH has already a driver for this. and does RH instalation process would ask if i do have the driver if the RH already have the driver for this board..

anyway thank you for the reply
 
Old 01-27-2003, 11:24 AM   #4
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RH, Mandrake, whatever, same kernel, same support. Here's what you're looking for though:

http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_nforce_1.0-0248

That might cover the sound card, RealTek ALC650, probably will cover the RealTek 8201 NIC that's onboard, but definately will cover the video card and might have added support for the oddities of nForce chipset.

Cheers,

Finegan

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Old 01-27-2003, 11:59 AM   #5
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but this is nvidia support my board is SIS for video
 
Old 01-28-2003, 01:29 PM   #6
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Aight, I made a couple mistakes in this thread and wanted to apologize. First off, the reason I called this thing old was the Asus numbering convention, 266 almost always equals KT266 chipsets, or early XP based boards, I should have looked first.

Then when I did look, I looked at the Asus US page and confused the A7N266-VM with your board, the a7s266-vm, becuase I went to my Asus bookmark page at the US Asus page and guess what? Your board's not there, but one letter off was... so I assumed that you had typoed.

What you have, by what I can sort off of the Asus page:

An SIS onboard graphics controller... they don't have a chipset model number... I have no idea.

A Cmedia audio chip: 9738, and I had to poke at their windows downloads to sort that one out... I'll poke around for drivers on this on, its kinda next-gen and the last normal kernel support was for the 8738... module cmpci.o

NIC: "SiS 961B integrated 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet with Realtek external PHY", What the heck? The 961 is their bridge... not too weird, but a realtek external PHY? That could be something as simple as an RTL 8139 or something new and exotic, but again its probably supported, its just a matter of Asus not telling very much on their page... which sucks, because the Asus US page is usually much more forthcoming about chipset names, the Global page is a little more Mickey Mouse.

Again, if you haven't installed already, I recommend trying out something like Knoppix to get a handle on whether everything is already in kernel or not, and if Knoppix horks on any of the 3 items... the output of /sbin/lspci is something I can get www.google.com/linux to sink its teeth into.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-28-2003, 02:59 PM   #7
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Originally posted by finegan
NIC: "SiS 961B integrated 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet with Realtek external PHY", What the heck? The 961 is their bridge... not too weird, but a realtek external PHY? That could be something as simple as an RTL 8139 or something new and exotic...
The PHY (pronounced with a soft f: f-eye in case anyone cared) is just the end part that the cable goes into and the controller chipset is what you match a driver to. (OK so it's more complicated than that but for simplicity, the PHY doesn't matter it's the controlling chipset who's drivers work with whatever PHY they attach to it.) If the 961 is the bridge then that's probably just some marketing schmuck's screw up in posting the info.

As for what chip it uses, unless someone with the same mobo has gotten the LOM to work (more industry acronyms, Lan on Motherboard) and can post with what driver they used you could try looking at the actual motherboard. There is usually a chip next to the network plug with a brand name like realtek or whatever and hopefully numbers that will help ID what it is. Or you could try to dump PCI info (cat /proc/pci) and ID it from there or just start modprobing drivers till one works
 
Old 01-28-2003, 03:23 PM   #8
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Your boards lan is a Realtek rtl8100. Realtek has the drivers.

Your video is a sis730, which xfree86 does support for 2D only. ( My son's pcchips 810lmr has the same chip ) Another site that may help is http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisvga.shtml

This guy has done some work and it looks like he has 3D working, but don't know if it is just mesa (which is slow).

PS. Mandrake 9.0 got it all on the first try (except 3D)

Let me know about the video, my son would love to be able to play tuxracer on his computer.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 12:10 AM   #9
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This A7S266 Story Is Not over Yet

I still can't get this Mb to Work, I'm using Slackware 9, and It's the very same history, no sound, no LAN, but there's something else to add I got a 2nd Ethernet Card a 3Com 3c905b-tx there's a driver for this card, but someway it's not working. 'ifconfig' reports something like this 'the device is busy'.

I've haven't probed my Hardware because I'm using it right now with Windows and that means it works(I think)


I hope someone out there can help me.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:35 PM   #10
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Again, like the above, can you give us the dump from /sbin/lspci that'll start us down the road to tracking down drivers.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 06-26-2003, 08:15 AM   #11
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Google on 'a7s266 SiS video' showed up a number of hits suggesting the video chip is SiS 740. I would be surprised if this is not supported, as my ASUS A7S333 (SiS 745) worked with Mandrake 9.1 straight out of the box. Well, sort of... The only problem I had was getting it to boot successfully after the installation completed successfully. This problem was caused by having APIC enabled in the BIOS. The fix was to add 'noapic' to the 'append =' line in Lilo (or the 'kernel =' line in Grub). After that, all was sweet: video, sound and lan.

There are other recommended BIOS settings here:

http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/install.html

While the instructions are Mandrake-specific, the BIOS settings (under 'Before Installing') I think would apply to most Linux distros.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 10:48 AM   #12
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this sounds like the same MB that sony is using it has a SiS 640_750 video driver under windows. the sound was a sis 7012 the sony board also has a fire wire port which caused problems with the on board nic.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 01:31 AM   #13
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Sorry if I'm late with this but I had some bussiness to do first.

Wolfie you are right but there is something that doesn't fit, there's no firewire port.

here goes the lspci -vv

I hope this can help you all


00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 740 Host (rev 01)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32
Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=17 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW+ AGP3- Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=x4

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: e7800000-e7ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0000000-febfffff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 10)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0

00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 807a
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (20000ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 9
Region 0: Memory at e7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 807a
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (20000ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
Region 0: Memory at e6800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 807a
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 128
Region 4: I/O ports at b800 [size=16]

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8091
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 0
Region 0: I/O ports at a800 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at a400 [size=128]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=55mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 90)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 807c
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 0
Region 0: I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
Region 1: Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at effe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 30)
Subsystem: 3Com Corporation 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (2500ns min, 2500ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 0
Region 0: I/O ports at 9800 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at e5800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 80a0
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
BIST result: 00
Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: Memory at e7800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
Region 2: I/O ports at d800 [size=128]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [50] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=16 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>
 
  


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